What Factors are Behind the Active and Non-active Use of ICT in Finnish Preliminary Schools?
Thursday, June 26 1:30 PM-2:30 PM Location: B1097
Abstract: As teacher has become more of a guide-on-the-side their role is defined as being a learning designer setting the stage for student’s activities. This underlines the importance of active and student-focused use of ICT in schools. This paper presents a work-in-progress study exploring factors on teachers’ capability to function as a designer for educational use of ICT. We draw findings from a mixed method study comprising of an online 34-item Opeka questionnaire on ICT usage issues in teaching and an interview study of 9 schools representing 1 national top school in pedagogical ICT usage, 4 local higher and 4 lower ICT-usage achieving schools from 2 municipalities in Finland. In each school the principal, ICT-support teacher and classroom/subject teacher were interviewed on personal, community and resource issues affecting pedagogical ICT usage. These themes were also found from Opeka teacher questionnaire (n=2390, summer 2013) with explorative factor analysis.